We want to prepare as many children as we can for that all-important first year of formal schooling, both in terms of academic knowledge and skills, as well as executive functioning and social emotional learning abilities.

Kinder Bridge

Impact on Education partners with the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) to fund summer learning for over 160 rising Kindergarten students. Access to early learning, including reading and math, is not equitably available to all children who will enroll in the district, so we invest in this program to provide access to those historically underserved.

Working with BVSD and community partners we identify the students most likely to be in need of programming to prepare them for the classroom.

We invest in Kinder Bridge through our partnership with BVSD because our schools are well-positioned to provide young children and their families with high quality early learning experiences.

What children learn

Summer instruction focuses on letter recognition, counting, letter sound formation and recognition, and name-writing. They also cultivate executive functioning and social emotional learning skills which are important for kindergarten readiness.

Learn more about BVSD’s summer learning program >>

School readiness can significantly impact everything from reading at grade level to graduating high school to being career ready later in life.

Center for American Progress


31 Preschoolers Learned Key Skills this Summer

This year’s Summer Shuffle program prepared 31 preschoolers for BVSD classrooms by teaching them literacy, numeracy and executive functioning skills.

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Summer Shuffle Prepares Early Learners for BVSD Classrooms

Many of the children in this year’s Summer Shuffle program are learning in person for the first time. It’s a big change for the kids and a positive start to their preschool or kindergarten experiences this fall.

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Virtual Summer Shuffle Serves our youngest learners

We’re delivering instructional materials to the doorstep of every 3, 4 and 5 year-old’s living at the Boulder Housing Partners (BHP) Community Center.

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